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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 596

Novel The Winter Ship is stranded. Kyran and Kras seem to exchange favors. Kyran takes refuge from the cold and discovers yet another mystery.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 20: Fly Away, Little Bird, part 1; part 2
Serial Between Maya, Meena and Olga, poor Rahul’s romantic successes seem to lead only to sheer bewilderment: Rudy Ravindra, A Naive Casanova, parts 6-8; parts 9-11.
Short
Stories
New contributor Mike Madison introduces Alex, who tries to comfort his mother in her nursing home. But both she and Alex are not exactly who Alex thinks they are: Distinction in the Darkness, part 1; conclusion.

Prospective burglars would be wise not to get lost in their own fantasies — or anyone else’s, for that matter: Ross Smeltzer, The Thief and the Hidden Citadel, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Classic
Reissue
What is the difference between declaring an emergency and creating one? Michael E. Lloyd, Big Night Out.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Blind Expanse
Memoir We all may have had occasion to say, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” This is one such case: Charles C. Cole, Vermouth and Cigarettes.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mike Madison.
Challenge Challenge 596 is Still There, Still Doing That.
Letter Michael E. Lloyd reminds us that A Big Night Out Is the Order of the Day.
The Reading
Room
Bill Bowler reviews Gary Inbinder’s The Devil in Montmartre.
The Art
Gallery
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:

“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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